Dr. Daniela Busciglio – An Applied Linguist

Daniela Busciglio - photo by Dennis Spielman

Dr. Daniela Busciglio is a professor of applied linguistics and owner of DFB Consulting. Her work focuses on values-based communications, messaging, branding, image, and PR strategies for individuals, groups, businesses, organizations, and candidates running for office and their campaign volunteers. Her unique three-pronged approach to messaging and communications is anchored in the research of prominent cognitive linguists, sociologists, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists such as Robb Willer, Erving Goffman, George Lakoff, Jonathan Haidt, David Ritchie, Walt Fisher, and Drew Westen. She also integrates coaching on prosody (intonation, stress, rhythm of speech), paralinguistic features (facial expressions, body language, gestures, tone and pitch of voice) as well as mindfulness training for enhancing focus and decreasing anxiety. She earned her MA and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and for the past three years, she was a professor of Italian and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Oklahoma. Her love of languages stemmed from her growing up bilingual in New Jersey, since her parents are both immigrants from Italy. She is currently preparing to offer an online live course on language and the brain.

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